Indeed I was more than surprised, almost angry if your personal information is stored in such a non-secure way. It is a very-known rule: do not use passwords like 1234567 or “password” or “Alison” and etc.
I refer to one of the latest news mentioned by KrebsOnSecurity of the year about hack to Cupid Media and about public exposure of almost 42 million of passwords, names, email addresses and other personal records of the members.
Hack attacks has been provided to the Australian server of Cupid Media. So what was the reason? The ends lead us to the 2013 Andrew Bolton, the managing director of the company, refers to some informations that indicated this date. At the beginning of that year technical specialists discovered suspicious networks activity – supposedly that was a hostile sign. So they informed suffered users to reset passwords in order to keep their membership in a secure way.